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New York Times, Wednesday, October 17, 1956

Author:
Joseph LaFauci
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 89, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Joseph LaFauci has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,668
Across
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More sentimental: Colloq. : MUSHIER
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Climbed. : SCALED
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International agreement. : ENTENTE
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Involving controversy. : POLEMIC
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Rotated swiftly. : SWIRLED
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Tricky. : EVASIVE
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Describing murky waters. : SILTY
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Cloth. : LINEN
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Sister. : NUN
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Emerald ___. : ISLE
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Minds. : TENDS
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Endless band on a machine. : BELT
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Poetic contraction. : NEER
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Famous name in baseball. : OTT
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Thrust. : LUNGE
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Noun suffix. : ARD
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"___ and the Wolf." : PETER
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Between: Comb. form. : INTER
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Certain pieces of church music. : MISERERES
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Morning: Fr. : MATIN
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Fortification. : REDAN
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Any Roman goddess. : DEA
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Method of humorous expression. : IRONY
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Retiring. : SHY
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Furrier's material. : PELT
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Dispatched. : SENT
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Fruits. : DATES
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Incite. : ABET
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Fervid. : HOT
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Very light wood. : BALSA
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Bowling term. : FRAME
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Food. : ALIMENT
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Becomes larger. : DILATES
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Contrition. : PENANCE
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Manifest. : EVIDENT
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Affectionate. : TENDER
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Abhors. : DETESTS
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Italian strait. : MESSINA
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Less prudent. : UNWISER
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Quieted. : STILLED
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Nixon's nominator. : HERTER
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Deeply: Poet. : INLY
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French summer. : ETE
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Memorable, as a day. : REDLETTER
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Pay out. : SPEND
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Small sheltered bays. : COVES
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Author Villiers. : ALAN
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French article. : LES
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Celebrated. : EMINENT
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Make public. : DIVULGE
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Basketball position. : CENTER
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Rights of ownership, often vested. : INTERESTS
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On one's ___ (alert). : TOES
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Rolls. : BUNS
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Legal claim. : LIEN
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Abounding in certain trees. : PINY
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___ woodpecker. : REDHEADED
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Vast amount. : MINT
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Arms of a starfish. : RAYS
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Bad luck. : MISHAP
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Small space. : AREOLET
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System of insurance. : TONTINE
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Political disputes. : DEBATES
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Simple substance. : ELEMENT
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Certifies. : ATTESTS
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Display. : PARADE
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Tarantella. : DANCE
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Modify. : ALTER
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Pull taut, as a bow. : BEND
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Pass quickly. : FLIT
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One of the British Isles. : MAN
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Verbal contraction. : IVE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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